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Welcome to the Colorado Lottery "Know Your Limits" Decision Tree. Answer the questions in order to determine whether it’s a good idea for you to play the Lottery today.

Are you over 18?

Good! You must be 18 to play the Lottery in Colorado.

Why are you playing?

The Lottery is a form of entertainment, not a way to make money.

Nice! The Lottery is a form of entertainment, not a way to make money.

Do you have a budget that includes money set aside for entertainment like the Lottery?

Great work! Setting limits on how much you're willing to spend playing Lottery games is an important factor to consider before deciding whether or not to play.

Has playing the Lottery ever affected things with people you love?

If your Lottery play has led to issues at home or in relationships, it’s probably not a good idea to play.

That's good. Lottery play is about having fun and should never come between your relationships.

When you have the urge to gamble you…

It's important to stop and think about why you want to gamble and whether it’s something you can afford to do.

Well done! It's important to stop and think about why you want to gamble and whether it's something you can afford to do.

Are you playing because you’ve had some losses lately and you think you’re due up for a win?

Chasing losses is never a good idea. Plus, numbers are randomly drawn/selected. There’s no rhyme or reason to a win, so a loss can’t predictably precede a win.

Right on! Chasing losses is never a good idea. Plus, numbers are randomly drawn/selected. There's no rhyme or reason to a win, so a loss can't predictably precede a win.

If I play and I win, I’ll automatically be happy.

A big win would be super exciting and it could lead to lots of happy feelings, but winning the Lottery doesn’t automatically lead to a fulfilling life, only you can do that.

Totally, while a win would be amazing, playing the Lottery is more about playing than winning. You’re the one in charge of creating a fulfilling life, not your lottery ticket. With that being said, have fun playing and enjoy dreaming big!

Congratulations! Sounds like you understand your limits surrounding Lottery play. Good luck and remember to keep playing responsibly.

Setting limits on how much you’re willing to spend playing Lottery games is an important factor to consider before deciding whether or not to play.

Sorry, you must be over 18 to play. If you are not 18, you should leave this site, if you actually are 18, select Yes and go to the next question.

Help is Available. Don't Wait.

If you or a loved one are struggling with a gambling addiction, we encourage you to seek help by contacting one of the organizations below.

Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado
PGCC’s mission is to increase awareness, advocate treatment and promote research and education on problem gambling in Colorado.
24/7 confidential Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-522-4700 (call or text) (English and Spanish)
Learn about the voluntary self-exclusion program from Colorado casinos.
www.problemgamblingcolorado.org/

GameSense
You can find information on how the games work, learn about different gambling myths, explore tips on how to keep the game fun, and much more, at:
www.gamesense.com

Gamtalk
A supportive online community helping people with gambling issues share their experiences and ideas. Joining is free and completely anonymous. Read insperiational stories about recovery and chat live with others at:
www.gamtalk.org

Colorado Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous is a support group for those struggling with a gambling problem and a desire to stop, with the help of their 12-Step Program. Find local in-person or online meetings across Colorado:
GA Hotline: 1-855-2-CALLGA (1-855-222-5542
www.coloradoga.org/

Gam-Anon
Gam-Anon is a support group for friends and family members impacted by compulsive gamblers.
www.gam-anon.org

National Council on Problem Gambling
NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist people, families and communities affected by problem gambling.
www.ncpgambling.org

Debtors Anonymous
DA offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others.
www.debtorsanonymous.org